Once again, this comic is based on a real conversation I had with an adult. The person had hit their head, and had noticed that the part of their head that they’d hit felt flatter and softer than the rest of their head. They also told me that the spot hurt when they poked it. They poked it several times to demonstrate. When I suggested that they see a doctor, they told me I was being silly.
I wish I were making this up. I am not.
I also know someone who recently had a long series of treatments from an acupuncturist. I asked the two questions people always ask someone who has had acupuncture: did it help (with your ailment) and did it hurt (physically, when they stuck the needles in). They said that they felt better overall, but that while none of the other sessions had hurt, the last one hurt quite badly.
I can’t help but wonder if my friend said or did something that made the acupuncturist mad.